September 28th, 2006
Big news over here: earlier this week, our first baby was born: Jacob Simon Goerzen! He weighed in at 8 lbs, 12 oz and is doing well.
Terah was in labor most of the day, but eventually the doctor determined he was too big, so was delivered by C-section. Terah is still sore from all that, but otherwise is doing well, too. And of course we’re both trying to catch up on sleep. (Not that we really expect to be able to…)
It’s already been so wonderful to have him here. He already has a personality in some ways, and just is wonderful to be around. We’ve had a number of visitors, but the one that was extra special was when my 91-year-old grandmother stopped by and held him for awhile. Terah managed to get a photo of Jacob, me, my mom, and grandma — 4 generations.
We’ve got a lot to tell, and I’m sure you’ll be seeing more from both Terah and me in the next couple of days. But to start you off, I’ve got the first 5 pictures online already.
Here’s one of the earliest pictures of him. This one was in the operating room, just a couple of minutes after he was born. The nurses had done their inital check, and gave him to me. I took him over by Terah so she could look (the doctors were still finishing up the operation). One of the people in the OR took the camera and got this picture:
Make sure to click here for the rest of the pictures in this set.
Debian folks — do you see anything striking about Terah’s gown in the photo of her holding Jacob? Something oddly familiar, perhaps? Something that my brother recognized instantly — and burst out laughing — when we asked him if he “noticed anything special” about the gown? More on that later…
Sorry, Cliff, for not posting sooner. Hopefully no more bait will be necessary…